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Paul Robeson: The Life and Times of a Great American Voice
Sunday, February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
As part of the library’s Black History Month programming, Camden favorite Michael Paul Lund of Serendipity Recordings returns to deliver an inspiring talk on the life of the multi-talented and prolific Paul Robeson.
Lund says this is his favorite theatrical lecture topic, and he has delivered it in four different states: New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Maine. Robeson was a highly educated scholar and lawyer who spoke eight languages fluently and sang in twelve. He was famous both for his cultural accomplishments and for his political activism He was an accomplished athlete, film actor, public speaker, Shakespearian performer, and world class bass baritone. Robeson is especially well known by fans of Broadway for his portrayal of Joe in the musical Show Boat.
Lund’s presentation will cover Robeson’s entire life and feature many rare, wonderful, and moving recordings of Robeson, amassed from Lund’s 45 years of studying and collecting Robeson material.
Michael will also have a large display table with books, photos, and fascinating memorabilia about Robeson’s life to be viewed by all.
Lastly, there will also be hard to find recordings and compact discs of Robeson’s performances available for purchase.